Featured Paraboot Shoes SS18
Paraboot for Drake's
Jul 13, 2022
Introducing an exclusive collaboration between Drake's and Paraboot.
Despite hailing from opposite sides of the English Channel, Drake’s and Paraboot – the 110-year-old French shoemakers – have a thing or two in common. Just like ours, Paraboot is a company rooted in a dedication to traditional craft, quality products, and timeless style. But more than that, Paraboot is a company with an appreciation for the rugged, the off-kilter and the unconventional. Their signature silhouettes are often characterised by just the slightest hint of the unusual, with details that have their origins in practical workwear, such as chunky Norwegian welts, substantial bellows tongues, and distinctive raised aprons, all of which were conceived to grant the shoes greater durability and weatherproof properties. While such details have retained their utility, they have also accrued a certain quirky charm over time, when viewed alongside many of the more conventional and conservative shoes produced today.